Pinoy cyber sex cams
We use the perspective of affective labour to argue that, because ICT-led development failed for these sectors, the response is an illegal service industry that also makes use of, if not feeds off of, the same technological infrastructure largely supported by foreign capital.
Cybersex is a potent example of how the marginalized learn to transform conditions of exclusion and illegality into creative, practical, and thus, productive strategies of survival.
The absence of studies in the cybersex phenomenon is glaring, much less in the backdrop of ICTD, and this chapter’s work in the Philippine context makes a modest contribution in filling this research gap.
Attempts to grapple with the role of technology in this so-called online version of prostitution have been undertaken through bills filed in the Philippine legislature. Aquino III administration enacted the omnibus Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which casts cybersex as a cybercrime.
In looking at cybersex, we unpack the Philippine ICT framework’s aim towards “a people-centered, inclusive, development-oriented Information Society” (PDS ) and how the Cybercrime Law serves this aim.
Pushing for ICT-led national growth meant the Philippine government banking on the country’s competitiveness as the top provider of cyberservices in the new economy.
The Philippines has been branded as a “Cyberservices Corridor”—a600-mile spectrum of ICT-enabled services, boasting of nothing less than “quality, innovation and world-class sophistication” (CICT ).
We hinge our arguments on an alternative conceptual understanding of cybersex through the lens of “affective labour,” to argue that the excluded members of society learn to transform the conditions of exclusion and illegality into creative, practical, and thus, meaningful and productive strategies of survival.
In view of the above, the key question that comes to our mind is this: does casting cybersex as a cybercrime, “(threatening) the moral fibres of our society,” lead to a truly inclusive Philippine Information Society?